The Atlanta Workshop Players strive to educate, challenge, and inspire diverse young people through extraordinary theatrical productions and training, in a joyful, supportive, noncompetitive atmosphere.
Imagine a world where children are accepted and loved unconditionally where they discover their unique value and through the performing arts, use their talents to make a positive difference. This is “Art with a Purpose”. This is the heart of The Atlanta Workshop Players.
The Atlanta Workshop Players is a professional, nonprofit children’s theatre company created to promote, stimulate, and encourage interest in the performing arts. The performers have major film, television, & theatre credits and represent a variety of ages, ethnic groups, and backgrounds. They are providing positive role models for their peers. AWP’s motto is “Kids Changing the World, One Audience at a Time” and they really do.
The Atlanta Workshop Players Inc. has enjoyed increasing artistic success since being incorporated in 1981. Original, educational, and social issue musicals are produced and have reached over a million audience members. The response has been overwhelming. The shows are highly charged, musically driven, outrageous, innovative, and humorous. They have universal, social, educational, and environmental themes filled with audience participation and are contagious fun! The goal is to inspire the audiences by delivering important life-lessons through high-level entertainment.
AWP provides a professional performing outlet for many artists, as well as providing work for filmmakers, performers, choreographers, musicians, composers, theatrical directors, musical directors, costumers, and technicians.
Many AWP performers and instructors have extensive experience as Series Regulars and Recurring Characters on Network Television as well as Feature Films, Commercials, Cartoon Voice Overs, Radio, News Casting, and in leading roles on Broadway. AWP alumni also have successful careers as Film Producers, Casting Directors, Directors, Editors, Screen Writers, and Agents.